Megan Dowsett is a freelance creative consultant working with museums and galleries.

Through the name Norris and the Flamingo, she shares the sense of adventure that runs through all of life, wherever we are on our journey. A sense of imagination, of possibility and discovery, for children and adults alike.

Her core values come down to two simple things:

People: At the heart of everything she does, people are there – be it audiences of any age or background, volunteers, staff or freelancers and apprentices. She believes that the best projects take everybody with them on a learning journey.

Creativity: In every role she’s taken, creativity has played a key priority. Working in Museums and Galleries, creativity brings a valuable opportunity to think about the same things in a different way.

Museums and galleries are the perfect place to bring the joy of discovery and magic of adventure to everyone who passes through the doors - and to invite those who haven't yet braved these sometimes intimidating buildings, to do so in a dynamic and inviting way.

Over twelve years working in these exciting settings, Megan has developed extensive experience in both managing and delivering creative projects that engage with a wide variety of audiences.

18 June 2014

Matisse: The Cut-Outs

Probably unsurprisingly, I was utterly inspired by this Matisse exhibition at the Tate Modern.  The cut-outs have always appealed to me most out of Matisse's work, but I don't think I'd registered the full breadth of themes.  I love the organic motifs that appear again and again, but the pages of his artist-book 'Jazz' offered a whole new world of fantasy and colour that I was less aware of, and a sense of story and narrative.  I even managed to sketch while rocking the buggy with my foot!

Now of course, I'd like to take a week off parenthood and spend my time painting and cutting paper in a carefully selected range of colours!